First I would like to say, Farah is an asset to the owner,warm friendly greeting and takes everything in her stride. On our first day, walking back from from town we met a neighbour from the back of the property who advised us, where we were staying, the house next door (no 107) was a "noisey house" and that they played loud music. We stayed 5 x nights and were woken 3 x nights. One night was a party which went all night till 6:30 am, but this was the son of the house celebrating passing of exams, which was unfortunate for us but understandable.
The house was very well stocked with provisions for use. The decor was tasteful but as per a previous review....the couch was very worn even though the owner replied it was only 5 x years old, would not have been given the same respect being a rental property.
It is in a lovely street close to a nice town which is only about a 10 min walk away as is the station. Once at the station all the tourist attractions are a short ride away.The courtyard is very pleasant.......if the neighbours aren't outside also.
This residence needs a bit of TLC in a number of areas. There was a distinctly "musty" odour upon entry into the home. We bought scented candles and lit them whenever we were there. The sofa in the main area was old and worn. The dishwasher didn't work for the first couple of days and then we managed to get it going. There was no hot water the first night but to the owners credit they called in a repair person immediately. The coffee pot basically fell apart when we tried to use it. The place is advertised as 3 bathrooms but the third was only a toilet and sink so it should not have been listed this way. Our 3 couples have travelled to many locations and we all like to have our own showers so we would not have chosen this property if there were not 3 full baths!! The bathrooms were very modern and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils. Backyard was lovely. Owners belongings filled one of the rooms and we felt this stuff should have been moved out for guests. Good location near train station - 4 min walk. Farrah, the property manager was lovely and very much on top of the issues.
Just the right distance out of the city, the house was really well provisioned and offers all we needed.
A lovely welcome from the very helpful Farah made us feel right at home
Would be extremely happy to revisit and hopefully will again soon.
Me and my brothers really enjoyed our stay here! Were met by a friend of the owners as they were out of the country at the time. She was polite, friendly and helpful. Lovely place. Plenty of room, sofa and beds very comfy. Good facilities and very close to station and supermarkets! Great location to get away from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam in the evenings. Would definitely stay here again.
Lovley house,all mod cons,comfortable beds and only a five minute walk to train station.could not ask for more. Would not hesitate to go back.
Good accommodations for a family, easy access to Amsterdam and other day trips by train or bus. Vandaam is a lovely respite from the activity of the city.
As the other reviews say , this house really does feel like a home away from home . The location is excellent for day trips to Amsterdam(8mins in train) while the town of Zaandam offers a quitier pace to life when you want to be away the madness. The house wants for nothing , and I can honestly say it surpassed all are expectations . We all hope to visit again , many more times